The Ballads of Ireland. Collected and Edited by Edward Hayes. London: Fullarton & Co., 1855. First Edition. Two volumes. Pp (1) xxxix, 356; (2) viii, 419. Engraved frontispiece plates & title pages. Publisher's green cloth boards, decorated in blind with Coat-of-Arms in gilt on upper boards. Light dust soiling to boards, contetns in good clean condition. A good attractive set.
Dedication page to Gavan Duffy.
First published in 1855 & subsequently in several editions, the work is a collection of hundreds of ballads under various headings including: Historical, Political, Emigrant, Fairy, Legendary, etc.